It’s been a while again! I picked this Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes recipe to start the engine again after reading how creamy the texture is. Recipe courtesy from Bisous A Toi but sadly I achieve a “real” chiffon texture, definitely still yummy! Will give it a try again!
2 cups cake flour before sifting
1 cup sugar*
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 egg yolks
8 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar)
1. Make sure everything is at room temperature, especially eggs and milk. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
2. Shift the cake flour together with baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
3. In a medium bowl, blend well milk, oil, vanilla extract and the 5 egg yolks.
4. Add the egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients, and beat it for about two minutes.
5. Beat the egg whites with cream of tartar on high speed until foamy, then slowly add in sugar and continue to beat until stiff peak form. (Mindy says: “Most recipes tell you to add most of the sugar to egg yolks, and only add a small amount to the egg whites, but some bloggers say that professional bakers do just the opposite. Huh! Trade secrete! I tried it today, and it worked really well!”)
6. Fold the meringue into the yolk mixture in 3 parts.
7. Spoon into 24 cupcake cups evenly, give them a couple of big taps on the table to break the large air bubbles in the batter for finer texture of the cakes, and bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes. Tooth pick test for doneness. Remove from the oven, and cool on racks straight up.